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Book of Remembrance 1939-2002 Community College

Reference

W56.12

Place

WILLINGTON QUAY

Original Location

Churchill Community College

Which war

1939-2002

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled 12th November 2002.

Memorial Description

Book of Remembrance. Every serviceman who died has his own page with family details and regimental badge.

Inscription

(Dedicated to servicemen and civilians of Willington Quay, Howdon, Willington Square, Rosehill and Holy Cross who died during wars and conflicts 1939-2002).

Names

Notes

1. These books of remembrance were presented for safe keeping in St. Maryís Church; St. Paulís Church; St. Markís Church; St. Aidanís Church (now demolished); Churchill Community College. These were researched and produced by Don Price.

2. These were dedicated at the same service of unveiling of the plaque W56.10

Research acknowledgements

Don Price (Wallsend LHS)

Research In Progress

If you are researching this memorial please contact 2014@newmp.org.uk

Book of Remembrance 1939-2002 Community College (W56.12)

 
Slide 1
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Slide 2
   The Willington Roll of Honour 1939-2002
   On Tuesday 12th November 2002 a service of remembrance was held at    
   Churchill Community College to dedicate a memorial plaque to the   servicemen and civilians of Willington Quay,  
   Howdon, Willington Square, Rosehill and Holy Cross who died during wars and conflicts from 1939-2002.

   
   At the same service, books of remembrance were dedicated for safekeeping in:
   St Mary's Church
   St Paul's Church
   St Mark's Church
   St Aidan's Church
   Churchill Community College
   I have received several inquiries asking if a copy of the book can be purchased.   
        Unfortunately, only 5 were printed    
   and such a limited reproduction would prove too expensive. I have therefore produced 
   an amended version of the 
   book on disc, free to anyone who may wish to copy it.
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Slide 3
   When you go home
   Tell them of us and say
   For your tomorrow
   We gave our today
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The Willington Book of Remembrance 1939-2002
Don Price
  
This book honours the servicemen and civilians of Willington, who ‘gave their tomorrow for our today.’  A book of this nature can only be as complete as the names provided and as accurate as the information available at the time and I apologise for any omissions. 
   
My research in most cases began with the daily Roll of Honour published in the Evening Chronicle from 1939-1947. Names taken from this source were compared with the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and where possible related to the 1939 and 1945-1947 Electoral Registers. 
   
Finally, I attempted to contact relatives and although my successes were limited, the response from the relatives I was able to talk with made the effort well worthwhile.
  
I would like to thank the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for access to their records, Jim Winter for allowing me unlimited access to his badge collection and David Baldwin, Headmaster of Churchill Community College.
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Slide 5
I am also grateful to the following organisations 
and personalities for their help, advice and financial support:
   
The Royal British Legion
Canon Joan Dotchin
Rev Sheila Hamil
1st Volunteer Artillery (Tynemouth) Association
RHQ (Northumberland) The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Assn, Newcastle Branch
Bridon Ropes, Willington Quay
101 (Northumbrian) Regt Royal Artillery (V)
101 (Northumbrian) Regt Royal Artillery (V) Officers Mess
204 (Tyneside Scottish) Battery, Royal Artillery (V)
The Evening Chronicle
Mr Terry Clarke, Parade Marshall
Alexander Paul and Dick Cartwright, Pipers
Peter Davison, Bugler 
Tom Cook, Music teacher
North Tyneside Veterans Committee
Stan McCully
Northumbria Army Cadet Force
1151 (Wallsend) Squadron Air Training Corps
Children’s University 
Bernadette Blencowe for permission to use an extract from “Folks Alang the Road,” a book written by her father Mr. A Senior in 1980.
Gallaher Ltd.
GENUKI Index to the "Civilian War Dead Roll Of Honour"
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Slide 6
   Remembrance 1939-2002
   In the early months of the war a special area was set aside in Holy Cross Cemetery   
   for service war graves.
   (Photo of War Graves)
   
   At the going down of the sun 
   and in the morning, 
   We will remember them.
         Laurence Binyon
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   In memory of
   Alexander Allison
   H.M.S. Daedalus 11, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. 
   Died on Friday 21st June 1940.
   Age 21.
   Husband of Margaret Oliver Allison, North Shields; son of
   Harry and Sarah Hannah Allison of 25 Rutherford Street Howdon.
   
   Remembered with honour
   PRESTON CEMETERY, Tynemouth.
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Slide 8
   In memory of
   William Wilson Ballantyne
   H.M. Motor Minesweeper 168, Royal Naval Patrol Service.
   Died Monday 25th June 1945. 
   Age 32.
   Son of William and Lizzie Ballantyne; husband of Edna Ballantyne, 
   of 55 Bede Crescent, Holy Cross.
   
   Remembered with honour
   STAGLIENO CEMETERY, GENOA, Italy.
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Slide 9
   In memory of
   Thomas Brooks
   S.S. Virgilia, Royal Navy. 
   Died 24th November 1941.
   Age 21.
   Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Brooks, of Howdon. 
   
   Remembered with honour
   CHATHAM NAVAL CEMETERY, Kent.
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Slide 10
   In memory of
   Richard Wake Burdon
   H.M.S. Algerine, Royal Navy.
   Died on Sunday 15th November 1942.
   Age 24.
   Son of Richard and Minnie Burdon; husband of Helen W. Burdon
   of Point Pleasant, formerly of Shakespeare Street, Willington Quay. 
   
   Remembered with honour
   PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire.
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Slide 11
   In memory of
   John Cafferky 
   H.M.S. Avenger, Royal Navy.
   Died on Sunday 15th November 1942.
   Age 22.
   Son of Peter and Hannah Cafferky, of Willington Quay. 
   
   Remembered with honour
   CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent.
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Slide 12
   In memory of
   James Cain 
   H.M.S. Cumberland, Royal Navy. 
   Died 4th January 1946.
   Age 22.
   Son of Edward and Jane Cain, of Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, Wallsend.
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Slide 13
   In memory of
   Michael Cassidy
   H.M. Submarine Tigris, Royal Navy.
   Died on Wednesday 10th March 1943.
   Age 25.
   Son of Michael and Mary Ann Cassidy, of Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent.
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Slide 14
   In memory of
   Thomas Elliott 
   H.M.M.T.B.  12, Royal Navy.
   Died on Friday 19th December 1941. 
   Age 29.
   Husband of Dorothy Elliott; son of William and Janet Elliott, of
   Rosehill.
   
   Remembered with honour
   PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire.
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Slide 15
   In memory of
   Ralph William Gilpin
   H.M.S. Somali, Royal Navy.
   Died on Thursday 24th September 1942.
   Age 24.
   Son of Alfred and Martha Ellen Gilpin, of 60, St. Peter’s Road
   Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire.
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Slide 16
   In memory of
   George Thomas Guy
   H.M.S. Georgetown, Royal Navy. 
   Died 1st December 1941.
   Age 30.
   Husband of Ada Guy, of Rosehill
   
   Remembered with honour
   HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, Wallsend.
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Slide 17
   In memory of
   Leslie Harkin
   Royal Navy, H.M.S. Sainfoin.
   Died on Wednesday 7th March 1945. 
   Age 33.
   Husband of Margaret Harkin, of Heaton; son of Thomas Edwin and 
   Mildred Harkin, of 62 Clavering Street, Willington Quay. 
   
   Remembered with honour
   HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, Wallsend.
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Slide 18
   In memory of
   John Henderson
   H.M.S. Hood, Royal Navy.
   Died on Saturday 24th May 1941.
   Age 19.
   Evening Chronicle 1941
   John Henderson,
   H.M.S. HOOD,
   67 Deneholm, Willington Quay,
   Signalman, 24 May 1941.
    Only child.
   
   Remembered with honour
   PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire.
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Slide 19
   In memory of
   Thomas Joseph Hepburn
   H.M.S. Penzance, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.
   Died on Saturday 24th August 1940.
   Age 22.
   Son of Thomas and Janet May Hepburn, of Willington Quay. 
   
   Remembered with honour
   CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent.
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Slide 20
   In memory of
   William Crawford Jamieson
   H.M. Trawler Phineas Beard, Royal Naval Patrol Service.
   Died 8th December 1941.
   Age 18.
   Son of William Crawford Snr. and Annie Jamieson, of Church Street,
   Willington Quay.
   William trained at the Naval Training Centre, Grimsby. 
   He volunteered for and died on his first sea operation. 
   His service totalled 10 weeks
   
   Remembered with honour
   LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk.
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Slide 21
   In memory of
   John Henry Kermode
   H.M.S. Harvester, Royal Navy. 
   Died 11th March 1943.
   Age 22.
   Son of Henry Robert and Frances Elizabeth Kermode, of Howdon.
   
   Remembered with honour
   PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire.
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Slide 22
   In memory of
   Sydney Marchant
   H.M.S. Curacoa, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve.
   Died 29th September 1945.
   Age 24.
    Son of James Charles and Louise Marchant, of Rosehill.
   
   Remembered with honour
   HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, Wallsend.
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Slide 23
   In memory of 
   William Marsh
   French Ship Branlebas, Royal Navy.
   Died on Saturday 14th December 1940.
   Age 26.
   Son of Ralph and Catherine Marsh; husband of Hilda and 
   father of William Marsh, of 106 Savoury Road, Rosehill.
   
   Remembered with honour   
   PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire.
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Slide 24
   In memory of
   Richard Dodds Milburn 
   H.M.S. Vortigern, Royal Naval Reserve.
   Died on Sunday 15th March 1942.
   Age 30. 
   Son of William Dodds Milburn and Margaret Ellen Milburn; 
   husband of Elsie Johnson Milburn, of 17 Merlin Crescent, 
   Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire.
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Slide 25
   In memory of
   Henry Mills
   H.M.S. Nelson, Royal Navy.
   Died 13th May 1941.
   Age 40.
   Husband of Jane Mills; son of John and Alice Mills, of 109 Bewicke
   Street, Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire
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Slide 26
   In memory of
   Philip Payne Drew McKeen
   H.M.S. Egret, Royal Navy.
   Died on Friday 27th August 1943.
   Age 21. 
   Son of Thomas and Charlotte McKeen, of 17 Northumberland 
   Avenue, Rosehill.
   
   Remembered with honour  
   PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire.
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Slide 27
   In memory of
   John Robert Moore
   S.S. Empire Shackleton, Royal Navy. 
   Died 28th December 1942.
   Age 20. 
   Son of John William and Florence Beatrice Moore, of Howdon.
   
   Remembered with honour
   CHATHAM NAVAL CEMETERY, Kent.
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Slide 28
   In memory of
   Roy Hudson North
   H.M.S. Deveron, Royal Navy.
   Died on Sunday 1st July 1945.
   Age 37.
   Son of Robert Edward and Elizabeth Mary North; husband of 
   Agnes North, of Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   COLOMBO (LIVERAMENTU) CEMETERY, Sri Lanka.
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Slide 29
   In memory of 
   Thomas Christopher O’Carroll
   H.M. Submarine Syrtis, Royal Navy.
   Died on Thursday 30th March 1944.
   Age 23.
   Son of John and Mary O'Carroll; husband of Margaret O'Carroll,
   of Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon.
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Slide 30
   In memory of
   Robert William Poulson Scott
   H.M.S. Ibis, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.
   Died on Tuesday 10th November 1942. 
   Age 24.
   Son of Richard and Catherine Scott, of Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent.
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   Slide 31
   In memory of 
   William Robert Spence
   H.M.S. Britomart, Royal Navy
Died on Sunday 27th August 1944.
   Age 44.
   Evening Chronicle 1944
   William R. Spence A.B.
   Missing presumed killed. Son of the late William, and Elizabeth
   Spence, 7 Hill Street, Willington Quay.
   27 years continuous service with the Royal Navy. 
   Brothers Jim, George, John, Norman.
   Son of William and Elizabeth Scott Spence of 7 Hill Street,
   Willington Quay; husband of Laura Ethel Spence, of 7 Cambridge
   Street, Plymouth, late of 7 Hill Street Willington Quay
   
   Remembered with honour
   PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon.
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Slide 32
   In memory of
   John Alexander Stubbs
   H.M.S Fleur de Lys, Royal Navy.
   Died on Tuesday, 14th October 1941.
   Age 22.
   Son of John Thomas and Agnes Stubbs, of Willington Quay. 
   
   Remembered with honour
   PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire.
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Slide 33
   In memory of
   William Walker
   H.M.S. Forth, Royal Naval Reserve.
   Died 12th September 1942.
   Age 39.
   Son of Thomas and Jenny Walker; husband of Norah Irene Walker,
   of Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, Wallsend.
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Slide 34   
   In memory of
   Thomas Hopper White
   H.M.S. Welshman, Royal Navy.
   Died on Monday 1st February 1943.
   Age 23. 
   Son of Joseph and Annie Hopper White, of Howdon.
   
   Remembered with honour
   CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent.
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Slide 35   
   In memory of
   Harold Walton Wood
   H.M.S. Goshawk, Royal Navy.
   Died on Friday 17th January 1941.
   Age 21.
   Evening Chronicle 1941 
   Wood (Inglenook) Rosehill,
   Son Harold, lost at sea,
   January 17th 1941,
   Father, Mother, Sisters and brother Jack.
   Son of Sam and Maud Wood, of Rosehill
   
   Remembered with honour
   LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire.
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Slide 36   
   In memory of
   Walter Yarham 
   H.M.S. Capel, Royal Navy. 
   Died on Tuesday 26th December 1944.
   Age 19.
   Son of Walter and Freda Yarham, of Willington Quay. 
   
   Remembered with honour
   PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire.
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Slide 37   
   In memory of
   Alan Bolam
   Royal Corps of Transport.
   Died 31st December 1990, Saudi Arabia. 
   Age 30.
   Husband of Lesley; father of Toni, Michael and Natasha; brother of
   Billy and Linda; son of Marion and Alan Bolam, of Firtrees Avenue,
   Howdon.
   
   Remembered with honour
   HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, Wallsend.
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Slide 38   
   In memory of
   Robert Brown
   Royal Engineers. 
   Died May 23rd 1942. 
   Age 37.
   Son of Walter and Margaret Jane Brown;
   husband of Jane Brown of Willington Quay
   
   Remembered with honour
   CHURCH BANK CEMETERY, Wallsend.
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Slide 39   
   In memory of
   John George Chambers
   66 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery.
   Died 31st January 1941.
   Age 22.
   Son of Joseph Lawson Chambers and Jane Chambers,
   of 108 St Peter’s Road, Holy Cross.
   
   Remembered with honour
   HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, Wallsend.
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Slide 40   
   In memory of 
   Charles Edward Clark
   8th Bn., Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
   Died on Wednesday 18th April 1945.
   Age 24.
   Son of Charles Edward and Jane Clark of Rosehill; stepson 
   of Margaret Clark of Wallsend.
   
   Remembered with honour
   ARGENTA GAP WAR CEMETERY, Italy.
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Slide 41   
   In memory of
   Thomas Charles Clark
   Royal Artillery.
   Died on Saturday 18th July 1942.
   Son of Jack and Florence Clark; husband of Kate Short Clark,
   of 16 Holderness Road, Howdon.
  
   Remembered with honour
   PRESTON CEMETERY, Tynemouth.
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Slide 42   
   In memory of
   John James Coulthard
   1st Bn., Durham Light Infantry.
   Died on Thursday 15th May 1941. 
   Age 23.
   Son of John and Mary Coulthard; brother of Martha and Richard
   of 2 Savory Road, Rosehill.
   
   Remembered with honour
   HALFAYA SOLLUM WAR CEMETERY, Egypt.
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Slide 43   
   In memory of
   Thomas Metcalfe Dodds 
   Pioneer Corps.
   Died 25th July 1946.
   Age 41.
   Husband of Violet Dodds; son of George Thompson Dodds and Elizabeth 
   Dodds, of Howdon. 
   
   Remembered with honour
   HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, Wallsend.
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Slide 44   
   In memory of
   William Elliott Dryden
   12 Coy., Royal Army Service Corps.
   Died on Monday 8th December 1941.
   Age 30.
   Son of Stephen and Florence Emily Dryden of Rosehill.
   
   Remembered with honour
   SAI WAN MEMORIAL, China, (including Hong Kong).
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Slide 45   
   In memory of 
   John Edward Fisher
   7th Bn., Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regt.)
   Died on Wednesday 15th August 1945. 
   Age 32.
   Son of Samuel Sidney and Catherine Fisher, of Willington Quay. 
   
   Remembered with honour
   MUNSTER HEATH WAR CEMETERY, Telgte, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
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Slide 46   
   In memory of
   Charles Gibson
   6 Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps.
   Died 30th December 1947.
   Age 41.
   Husband of Dorothy Gibson of Ludford, Lincolnshire;
   son of William and Ellen Gibson, of 5 Elmwood Avenue Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, Wallsend.
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Slide 47   
   In memory of
   Robert Graham
   The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment).
   Died 7th February 1945.
   Age 29.
   Son of John and Charlotte Graham of Willington Quay. 
   
   Remembered with honour
   HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, Wallsend.
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Slide 48   
   In memory of 
   Richard Jeffery Harland
   6th Bn., Durham Light Infantry.
   Died on Sunday 10th September 1944.
   Age 30.
   Son of Robert Henry and Margaret Harland;
   husband of Mary Harland, of Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   GEEL WAR CEMETERY, Geel, Antwerpen, Belgium.
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Slide 49   
   In memory of
   George T. Hoult
   1st Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers.
   Died 20th June 1967. 
   Age 23.
   Husband of Mavis; father of Garry and Gail, of Threap Gardens,
   Rosehill.
   
   Remembered with honour
   SILENT VALLEY CEMETERY, Aden.
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Slide 50   
   In memory of
   Paul Roderick Lauder
   1st Battalion, Tyneside Scottish, Black Watch, Royal Highland Regt.
   Died on Monday, 20th May 1940.
   Age 31.
   Son of Arthur and Isabella Lauder of 52, Stanley Street, Rosehill;
   brother of Don, Elsie, Neil and Eric.
   
   Remembered with honour
   BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX, Pas de Calais, France.
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Slide 51   
   In memory of
   Ernest Stephen Mason
   
   Royal Engineers (Bomb Disposal).
   Died 23rd September 1940. 
   Age 37.
   Husband of Dian Mason; father of Stephen and William of
   Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   WILLESDEN NEW CEMETERY, Middlesex.
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Slide 52   
   In memory of
   Francis Albert Bruce Mason
   2nd Battalion, Scots Guards.
   Died on Friday 22nd October 1943.
   Age 26.
   Husband of Elsie Mason, of Willington Quay,
   
   Remembered with honour
   MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy.
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Slide 53   
   In memory of
   Denis McMullen 
   1st (Airborne) Bn., Border Regiment.
   Died on Tuesday 26th September 1944.
   Age 25.
   Son of James and Mary McMullen 
   
   Remembered with honour
   ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands.
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Slide 54   
   In memory of
   Charles Moore
   16th Bn., Durham Light Infantry.
   Died on Friday 12th May 1944. 
   Age 36.
   Husband of Nellie Moore; son of Charles and Elizabeth Moore, 
   of 32 Archer Street, Rosehill.
   
   Remembered with honour
   PRAGUE WAR CEMETERY, Czech Republic.
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Slide 55   
   In memory of
   Thomas Edward Morris
   6th Bn., Durham Light Infantry.
   Died on Saturday 14th November 1942. 
   Age 29.
   Evening Chronicle 1942
   Morris, Thomas Edward, Sgt., D.L.I. 16 Bede Cresc., Willington Quay. 
   Age 29, presumed to have died as a POW in Italian hands.
   
   Remembered with honour
   ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt.
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Slide 56   
   In memory of
   George Mullen
   2nd Bn., Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt.)
   Died of wounds on Monday 26th April 1943.
   Age 20.
   Son of Thomas and Frances Mullen, late of Archer Street East,
   Willington Quay. Moved to 569a Kingsbury Road, London.
   
   Remembered with honour
   OUED ZARGA WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia.
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Slide 57   
   In memory of
   George Mullen
   1st Bn., Royal Northumberland Fusiliers.
   Died on Tuesday 29th April 1941.
   Age 22.
   Son of Mrs. K. Neary, of Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   TOBRUCK WAR CEMETERY, Libya.
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Slide 58   
   In memory of
   John O’Keefe 
   6th Bn., Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment).
   Died on Wednesday 18th April 1945.
   Age 28.
   Son of Dennis and Julia O’Keefe; husband of  Mary Ellen O’Keefe;
   father of John and Mary, of 83 Savory Road.
   
   Remembered with honour
   BECKLINGTON WAR CEMETERY, Soultau, Niedersachsen, Germany.
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Slide 59   
   In memory of
   John Peirs
   1st Battalion, Tyneside Scottish, Black Watch, Royal Highland Regt.
   Died on Monday 20th May 1940.
   Age 21.
   Son of William and Margaret Peirs of 20 Benjamin Road, 
   Willington Quay. 
   John was sent to France before completing recruit training. 
   His military service totalled 5 weeks and 3 days.
   
   Remembered with honour
   BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX, Pas de Calais, France.
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Slide 60   
   In memory of
   George King Priest
   86 (The Hertfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery.
Died on Tuesday 6th June 1944.
   Age 30
   Son of Alfred Barker Priest and Minnie Dryden Priest, of 28 
   Philipson Street, Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France.
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Slide 61   
   In memory of 
   James Rafferty
   242 Bty., 48 Lt. A.A. Regt., Royal Artillery.
   Died on Sunday 18th February 1945 while a prisoner of war in 
   Japanese hands.
   Age 24.
   Son of James and Catherine Rafferty, of 13 Gibson Street,
   Willington Square. 
   
   Remembered with honour 
   SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore.
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Slide 62   
   In memory of
   William Thompson Reid 
   6th Bn., Green Howards (Yorkshire Regt).
   Died on Saturday 27th March 1943. 
   Age 30.
   Husband of Jane Reid, of New Park, Harrogate, Yorkshire;
   son of James and Jane Reid of Hodgson Street, Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   SFAX WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia.
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Slide 63   
   In memory of
   John Henry Richardson
   16th Bn., Durham Light Infantry.
   Died April 25th 1941. 
   Age 29.
   Son of John and Christina Richardson, of Wallsend;
   husband of May Richardson, of Willington Quay
   
   Remembered with honour
   CHURCH BANK CEMETERY, Wallsend.
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Slide 64   
   In memory of 
   John Henry Richardson
   8 Medium Regt., Royal Artillery.
   Died on Sunday 27th August 1944. 
   Age 28.
   Evening Chronicle 1944
   Richardson (High Howdon). In loving memory of Harry, only son
   of Mary and the late William. 
   Killed in Burma, August 27 1944.
   Son of William and Mary Richardson; husband of G. E. Richardson,
   of Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour 
   RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar.
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Slide 65   
   In memory of
   Henry Robertson
   4th Bn., Border Regiment.
   Died on Sunday 9th November 1941.
   Age 23.
   Son of Dougal Stewart Robertson and Phoebe Robertson of 
   Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   TOBRUK WAR CEMETERY, Libya.
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Slide 66   
   In memory of
   John George Slone 
   2nd Bn., Cheshire Regiment.
   Died on Sunday 18th June 1944. 
   Age 28.
   Son of Thomas and Margaret Lawrence Christmas Carr Slone;
   husband of Eileen Slone, of Howdon.
   
   Remembered with honour
   BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France.
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Slide 67   
   In memory of 
   George Joseph Smith
   1st Bn. The Hertfordshire Regt., (Beds and Herts).
   Died on Wednesday 11th October 1944.
   Age 30.
   Son of Robert and Mary Smith; husband of Doreen Smith of High Howdon.
   
   Remembered with honour
   FAENZA WAR CEMETERY, Italy.
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Slide 68   
   In memory of 
   Thomas Henderson Stewart
   127 Field Regt., Royal Artillery.
   Died on Saturday 6th March 1943. 
   Age 22.
   Son of Thomas and Margaret Stewart, of 9 St. Cuthbert’s Road,
   Holy Cross.
   
   Remembered with honour
   SFAX WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia.
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Slide 69   
   In memory of James 
   James William Stockill
   123 (6th Bn. The City of London Regt.) Lt. A.A. Regt., 
   Royal Artillery.
   Died on Tuesday 13th June 1944. 
   Age 22.
   Son of Robert J. and Lizzie Stockill, of Howdon.
   
   Remembered with honour
   BAYEUX MEMORIAL, Calvados, France.
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Slide 70   
   In memory of
   Mathew Templeton
   Royal Army Service Corps.
   Died on Wednesday 10th January 1940. 
   Age 21.
   Son of James Templeton; adopted son of Robert and Annie
   Fletcher, of 96 Ord Avenue, Rosehill.
   
   Remembered with honour
   HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, Wallsend.
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Slide 71   
   In memory of
   Robert Reed Trewick
   Royal Army Service Corps.
   Died 18th October 1945.
   Age 41.
   Son of George William and Isabella Heslop Trewick, of Rosehill.
   
   Remembered with honour
   HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, Wallsend.
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Slide 72   
   In memory of
   James Wallace
   Royal Engineers.
   Died on Friday 23rd February 1940.
   Age 50.
   Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   CHURCH BANK CEMETERY, Wallsend.
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Slide 73   
   In memory of
   Arthur Wellesley George Ward
   Royal Engineers (12 Bomb Disposal Company).
   Died 10th April 1944. 
   Age 28.
   Son of Arthur and Bertha Ward; husband of Mary Veronica Ward, 
   of 42 Ridley Avenue, High Howdon.
   
   Remembered with honour
   HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, Wallsend.
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Slide 74   
   In memory of
   John Ball Watson
   1st Bn., Tyneside Scottish, Black Watch, Royal Highland Regiment.
   Died 21st May 1940.
   Age 23.  
   Son of Robert and Helen Watson, of 7 Harrison Road, Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX, Pas de Calais, France.
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Slide 75   
   In memory of
   George Foster Weavers
   1st Bn., Royal Northumberland Fusiliers.
   Died 13th October 1940.
   Age 22.
   Husband of Margaret Weavers; son of Margaret and 
   Alfred Weavers of 18 Holme Gardens, Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, Wallsend.
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Slide 76   
   In memory of
   Albert John Webb
   709 Artisan Works Coy, Royal Engineers.
   Died on Sunday 10th September 1944.
   Age 27.
   Husband of Margaret Webb, of 8 Timlin Gardens, Howdon
   
   Remembered with honour
   FLORENCE WAR CEMETERY, Italy.
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Slide 77   
   In memory of 
   James Steven Weir
   Royal Corps of Signals.
   Died on Tuesday 23rd February 1943. 
   Age 32.
   Son of Samuel Robert and Ethel Weir; husband of Margaret Weir 
   of 20 Holme Gardens, Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia.
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Slide 78   
   In memory of
   William Cuthbert Wilson
   Royal Artillery.
   Died 7th February 1943.
   Age 40.
   Husband of Margaret Ann Wilson; son of Joseph Dyer Wilson 
   and Elizabeth Ethel Wilson, of Rosehill.
   
   Remembered with honour
   HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, Wallsend.
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Slide 79   
   In memory of
   George Henry Young
   5th Bn., The King's Regiment (Liverpool).
   Died Sunday 13th January 1946. 
   Age 21.
   Son of Joseph and Eliza Ann Young, of Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Germany.
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Slide 80   
   In memory of
   Ernest Young
   
   93 (6th Bn., The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
   Anti-Tank Regt., Royal Artillery.
   Died on Sunday 17th January 1943.
   Age 24.
   Son of Peter and Alice Young, of Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   BEJA WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia.
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Slide 81   
   In memory of
   Thomas Armstrong
   9 Squadron, Royal Air Force.
   Died on Tuesday 19th August 1941.
   Age 20.
   Son of Thomas and Ethel Armstrong, of 58 Stanley Street,
   Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   TONDER CEMETERY, Denmark.
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Slide 82   
   In memory of
   Arthur Beaty
   Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
   Died on Wednesday 23rd September 1942.
   Age 20.
   Son of John William and Ethel Beaty of High Howdon.
   
   Remembered with honour
   GWERU CEMETERY, Zimbabwe.
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Slide 83   
   In memory of
   Thomas Conway
   14 Sqdn., Royal Air Force.
   Died on Tuesday 10th September 1940.
   Age 23.
   Son of Emily and Patrick Conway, of 37 Gibson Street,
   Willington Square. 
   
   Remembered with honour
   KEREN WAR CEMETERY, Eritrea.
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Slide 84   
   In memory of
   Brian Filmer
   Royal Air Force.
   Died Monday 29th November 1943. 
   Age 31.
   Son of Frank and Janet Filmer, of 27 Harrison Road, Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore.
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Slide 85   
   In memory of
   James Donald Gray
   Died on Sunday 31st December 1944
   Evening Chronicle 1944
   GRAY, JAMES DONALD. R.A.F.
   Died as a Japanese POW 311244.
   Friends of the Central Methodist Church and Sunday school, 
   Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with Honour
   LABUAN WAR CEMETERY, Malaysia.
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Slide 86   
   In memory of
   Albert Victor Green
   Royal Air Force (Volunteer Reserve) 77 Squadron. 
   Died 29th December 1942.
   Age 32.
   Son of Victor and Ethel Green; husband of Dorothy Green of
   3 Murray Road, Rosehill.
   
   Remembered with honour
   HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, Wallsend.
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Slide 87   
   In memory of
   John Hall 
   75 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 
   Died on Wednesday 7th May 1941. 
   Age 20.
   Son of John George and Frances Jane Hall, of Willington Quay. 
   
   Remembered with honour
   HULL NORTHERN CEMETERY, Yorkshire.
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Slide 88   
   In memory of
   Cyril Broadbent Landreth
   Royal Air Force (Volunteer Reserve).
   Died 22nd July 1944. 
   Age 29.
   Son of Percy and Anna Laura Landreth; husband of Doris Landreth,
   of 64 Tynemouth Road, Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, Wallsend.
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Slide 89   
   In memory of
   Norman Leitch
   404 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn., Royal Air Force (Volunteer Reserve).
   Died 1st February 1942.
   Age 18.
   Son of Edward Nicholson Leitch and May Leitch of Chapel House
   Rosehill Road, Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, Wallsend.
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Slide 90   
   In memory of
   Thomas Longstaff
   9 Sqdn., Royal Air Force.  
   Died on Monday 27th March 1944. 
   Age 24.
   Son of Thomas and Annie Longstaff, of Darlington; husband of 
   Margaret Ann Longstaff, of Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   INGLETON (ST. JOHN) CHURCHYARD, Durham.
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Slide 91
   In memory of
   Terence Christopher McFadden
   640 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
   Died on Friday 31st March 1944.
   Age 21.
   Son of James and Mary Catherine McFadden, of Willington Quay. 
   
   Remembered with honour
   RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany.
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Slide 92   
   In memory of
   William McMahon
   Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
   Died 13th August 1941 at Bassingbourn, Hertfordshire. 
   Age 26.
   Son of Ellen and William McMahon of 10 Benjamin Road,
   Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, Wallsend.
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Slide 93   
   In memory of
   Thomas Watson Moore
   103 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
   Died 16th Dec 1943.
   Age 23.
   Son of John and Dorothy Moore of High Howdon. 
   
   Remembered with honour
   BERLIN CEMETERY, Germany.
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Slide 94   
   In memory of
   Charles Quinn Rafferty 
   57 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
   Died 14th March 1945.  
   Age 21. Son of James and Catherine Rafferty, of 13 Gibson Street, 
   Willington Square.
   
   Remembered with honour
   DURNBACH CEMETERY, Bayern, Germany.
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Slide 95   
   In memory of
   James Renwick
   103 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
   Died on Tuesday 15th June 1943.
   Age 20.
   Son of Robert W. and Helen Renwick, of 56 Bede Crescent,
   Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
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Slide 96   
   In memory of
   William Haswell Thompson
   101 Sqdn., Royal Air Force (Volunteer Reserve).
   Died 19th March 1944. 
   Age 27.
   Son of William and Annie Thompson, of Willington Quay. 
   
   Remembered with honour
   HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, Wallsend.
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Slide 97   
   In memory of
   George McGill McRobie 
   H.M.L.C.F. 15., Royal Marines.
   Died on Saturday 17th June 1944.
   Age 23.
   Son of George McGill McRobie and Margaret Ann McRobie, 
   of 7 Holderness, Road, Howdon.
   
   Remembered with honour
   PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon.
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Slide 98   
   In memory of
   John Marshall Bruce
   S.S. Almeda Star (London), Merchant Navy.
   Died Friday 17th January 1941.
   Age 31.
   
   Remembered with honour
   TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.
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Slide 99   
   In memory of
   Stanley Chambers
   S.S. Hartlbury Merchant Navy.  
   Died 7th July 1942. 
   Age 16.    
   Son of Charles Henry and Eleanor Chambers, of
   Willington Quay    
   
   Remembered with honour
   TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.
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Slide 100   
   In memory of
   William Clelland
   S.S. Empire Leopard (London), Merchant Navy.
   Died on Monday 2nd November 1942.
   Age 21.
   Son of William and Charlotte Clelland; sister Irene; 
   brother Leonard, R.N., of 93 Laing Grove. 
   
   Remembered with honour
   TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.
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Slide 101   
   In memory of 
   Anthony Connolly 
   S.S. Empire Leopard, Merchant Navy.
   Died on Monday 2nd November 1942.
   Age 20.
   Evening Chronicle 1942
   Connolly (Howdon) In loving memory of our dear son, Anthony, 
   M.N., lost at sea. Nov. 2, 1942.
   Father, mother, sisters and brother
   
   Remembered with honour
   TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.
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Slide 102   
   In memory of
   Charles Frederick Coutts
   S.S. Empire Gold, Merchant Navy.
   Died on 18th April 1945.
   Age 25.
   Son of Charles Frederick Fraser Coutts and Agnes Coutts, of 
   High Howdon.
   
   Remembered with honour
   TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.
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Slide 103   
   In memory of
   Norman Casey Dodds 
   S.S. Greyfriars, Merchant Navy.
   Died 11th January 1941.
   Age 17.
   Son of Thomas and Mary and Dodds, of 34 Stead Street.
   His father died in the same action (Joint grave).
   
   Remembered with honour
   HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, Wallsend.
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Slide 104   
   In memory of
   Thomas Dodds
   S.S. Greyfriars, Merchant Navy.
   Died on 11th January 1941.
   Age 46. Husband of Mary Dodds of 34 Stead Street, Willington Quay.
   His son, Norman, died in the same action (Joint grave).
   
   Remembered with honour
   HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, Wallsend.
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Slide 105   
   In memory of
   John Finnigan
   S.S. Yewforest, Merchant Navy.
   Died on Thursday 19th November 1942.
   Age 39.
   Son of Nicholas and Polly Finnigan; husband of Kathleen Grace
   Finnigan, of Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with Honour
   TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.
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Slide 106   
   In memory of
   James Alexander Gray
   S.S. Empire Turnstone, Merchant Navy.
   Died on Thursday 22nd October 1942.
   Age 42.
   Husband of Margaret Ann Gray, of Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.
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Slide 107   
   In memory of
   John Henaghan 
   Merchant Navy
   Husband of Mrs Henaghan of 77 Savory Road, Rosehill
   
   Remembered with honour
   TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.
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Slide 108   
   In memory of
   Robert Hall Hildrew
   M.V. Royal (London), Merchant Navy.
   Died 24th November 1940.
   Age 32.
   Son of James and Alice R. Hildrew, of 23 Lisle Grove, 
   Willington Quay. 
   
   Remembered with honour
   TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.
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Slide 109   
   In memory of
   Frank Laskey
   S.S. Ambrose Fleming (London), Merchant Navy.
   Died Tuesday 29th April 1941.
   Age 47.
   Evening Chronicle 1941
   Laskey, High Howdon, 93 Archer Street East. Lost at sea.
   Husband of Frances Ann Laskey. Dedication of a memorial tablet and 
   a service at the Seaman’s Mission South Shields.
   Husband of Frances Ann Laskey; Son of Francis and Hannah Laskey
   of High Howdon.
   
   Remembered with honour
   TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.
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Slide 110   
   In memory of
   John Sandilands Nairn
   Merchant Navy.
   
   Died at Sapele, West Africa, 
   18th September 1943.
   Age 24.
   Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Nairn, of 86 Stanley Street, Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
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Slide 111   
   In memory of
   Leslie Naylor
   Empire Takoradi, Merchant Navy.
   Died August 16th 1945.
   Age 26.
   Youngest son of William and Margaret Naylor; Husband of Mary;
   father of Leslie, of 1 Holme Gardens, Howdon.
   
   Remembered with Honour
   BOMBAY CEMETERY.
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Slide 112   
   In memory of 
   Alexander Sterling O’Connor
   S.S. Homeside (Newcastle-on-Tyne), Merchant Navy.
   Died on Tuesday 28th January 1941. 
   Age 59.
   Son of Alexander and Katherine O'Connor; husband of Mabel O'Connor,
   of High Howdon.
   
   Remembered with honour
   TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.
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Slide 113   
   In memory of
   George Pace 
   S.S. Navasota (Southampton), Merchant Navy.
   Died on Tuesday 5th December 1939.
   Age 25.
   Son of George and Dorothy Frances Pace, of
   39 Lisle Grove, Howdon.
   
   Remembered with honour
   TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.
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Slide 114   
   In memory of
   David Sutherland
   M.V. Silverpalm (London), Merchant Navy
   Died on Monday 9th June 1941.
   Age 31.
   Husband of Mrs. Sutherland of Potter Street, Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.
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Slide 115   
   In memory of
   James Devine Wilmott 
   S.S. Quickstep (Newcastle-on-Tyne), Merchant Navy.
   Died on Monday 12th January 1942.
   Age 17.
   Son of William and Sarah Wilmott, of 33 Norman Terrace,
   Willington Quay.
   
   Remembered with honour
   TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.
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Slide 116   
   In memory of
   Harold Anderson
   Home Guard.
   1st Sept 1941, at 38 Bede Crescent.
   Age 21.
   Son of Eunice and Smith Anderson of 38 Bede Crescent.
   
   Remembered with honour
   HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, Wallsend.
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Slide 117   
   In memory of
   Thomas Robson Newby.
   Home Guard.
   Died 25th April 1941 at 4 Headlam Street.
   Age 17.
   Son of Thomas Robson Newby and the late Elizabeth Newby of 
   4 Headlam Street. 
   His father died during the same air raid. 
   
   Remembered with honour
   HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, Wallsend.
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Slide 118   
   In memory of
   William Henry Simmonds Dixon
   National Fire Service.
   18th February 1943.
   Aged 33.
   Son of Mr. and Mrs. Dixon, of 20 Point Pleasant Terrace; 
   husband of Dorothy Dixon, of 26 Ravensworth Street, Rose Hill. 
   At the National Fire Service Garage.
   
   Remembered with honour
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Slide 119   
   THE PRIEST WHO BECAME A HERO OVERNIGHT
   On the night of 25th April, 1941, German planes carried out an 
   air-raid over Tyneside. Many civilians lost their lives and homes,
   particularly in the vicinity of Willington Quay, near the Roman
   Catholic Church of Our Lady and St. Aidan. 
   The sound of the plane's engines could be heard quite clearly. 
   Incendiary bombs were dropped and many fires started. The sky lit up
   with what looked like chandeliers brightly burning, floating about 
   overhead, as if the moon was at its full. 
   Air-raid wardens ushered people into the air-raid shelters at top 
   speed. A report was circulated that an object attached to a parachute 
   had been seen over the Benton area, and was slowly coming down to 
   earth. Moving towards the railway bridge near Haggies Ropery, the 
   object attached to the parachute was a mine. It descended on the 
   houses of Headlam Street and Hodgson Street, shattering and 
   destroying all the houses as it exploded. There were three men 
   standing near the Dun Cow Inn at the time. Two of these ran along the 
   road, and as they did so a big kerb stone fell at the heels of one 
   Mr. Naisbitt. Mr. Paddy Cassidy did not move, but remained around the
   corner. He was never seen again. 
   A young priest, Father Thomas Scriven, dashed out of the church 
   carrying the Blessed Sacrament to administer the Last Rites. He knew
   that many of his parishioners were buried under the rubble. On 
   reaching the scene, he took off his coat, and set to work with his 
   bare hands, tearing at the wreckage. Not caring about risking his own
   life, he worked untiringly, all through the night, and well into the 
   next day. He was aided by Mr. John Kennedy, who stayed with the 
   priest and gave him all the help he could in pulling the victims out 
   of the wreckage. Although Father Scriven was advised to give up by 
   the officials and wardens, he would not do so. He knew that one old 
   lady Mrs. Doyle, who had a shop near the Dun Cow Inn, was still 
   buried under the shambles and he was determined to get her out at all 
   costs. They finally reached her huddled under the stairs. She was the 
   last person to receive the Blessed Sacrament. Her son Jimmy was 
   killed in this raid. In all twenty-four persons were killed, fifteen 
   of them Roman Catholics. It was said that the Rev. Father Scriven 
   should have had an award in recognition of his bravery, but if anyone
   told him so, he would point a finger upwards and say "I will get my 
   reward in Heaven". He was always admired and respected by Catholics 
   and non-Catholics alike. Later he moved to St. Mary's, South Moor, 
   County Durham. He had been curate at St. Aidan's where he served for 
   sixteen years.
   In later years Fr. Scriven suffered ill health, and died on the 9th 
   November, 1973, at the age of 69 years. He was interred in a grave 
   near the entrance of his church. 
   The above is an extract from ‘Folks alang the Road’ A. SENIOR (1980
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Slide 120   
   Civilian Roll of Honour
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Slide 121   
   In memory of
   
   Georgina Addis
   Aged 24; of 4 Cleveland Gardens; wife of Cpl. Thomas Edward Addis,
   Coldstream Guards. 
   Died 10th April 1941, at 39 Biddlestone Crescent. 
   
   Smith Anderson 
   Aged 52; Son of Smith and Ellen Anderson of 99 Vine Street; 
   husband of Eunice Anderson 
   of 38 Bede Crescent. Air raid victim 1st Sept 1941 
   at 38 Bede Crescent.
   
   Kenneth Anderson 
   Aged 12; Son of Eunice and Smith Anderson of 38 Bede Crescent.
   Air raid victim 1st Sept 1941 at 38 Bede Crescent.
   
   Remembered with honour
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Slide 122   
   In memory of
   
   Francis Beavis
   Aged 23; of 20 Ridley Avenue; daughter of James Robert and Henrietta
   Beavis, 
   Died 25th April 1941, 20 Ridley Avenue.
   
   James Cassidy
   Aged 25; Firewatcher; of 27 Headlam Street. 
   Husband of Mary Cassidy.
   25th April 1941, at Western Road.
   
   John Carr Corr
   Aged 87; of 12 Western Road. 
   25th April 1941, at 12 Western Road.
   
   Remembered with honour
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Slide 123   
   In memory of
   
   Elizabeth Webb Cook
   Aged 27; of 20 Ridley Avenue. 
   Daughter of James Robert and Henrietta Beavis;
   Wife of George A. Cook, Royal Army Service Corps.
   25th April 1941, 20 Ridley Avenue.
   
   Joseph Corder 
   Aged 12. Died 10th April 1941 at Shipwright’s Buildings.
   
   James Doyle
   Aged 33; Son of Mary and the late Frank Doyle, of 
   43 Rutherford Street. 
   25th April 1941, at 24 Western Road. 
   
   Remembered with honour
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Slide 124    
   In memory of
   
   Margaret Elliott
   Aged 22; of 151 Holy Avenue. Daughter of Nicholas and Isabella 
   Atkinson of 
   6 Shaftoe Street North, Rosehill; wife of Robert Hilton Elliott. 
   1st May 1942, at 157 Holly Avenue.
   
   Mary Gilchrist
   Aged 23; of 8 Back Headlam Street. 
   Wife of A.C.I.  E. G. Gilchrist, Royal Air Force.
   Injured 26th April, 1941, at 8 Back Headlam Street;
   died 2nd May 1941, at Preston Emergency Hospital.
   
   James Henry Gudgin
   Aged 50; of 6 Back Headlam Street. 
   Husband of the late Emma Charlotte Gudgin.
   25th April 1941, at Headlam Street.
   
   Remembered with honour
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Slide 125   
   In memory of
   
   Margaret Joyce
   Aged 67; of 10 Headlam Street. 
   Wife of the late John Joyce.
   25th April 1941, at 10 Headlam Street.
   
   Cornelius Joyce
   Aged 19; of 10 Headlam Street. 
   Son of Margaret and the late John Joyce.
   25th April 1941, at 10 Headlam Street
   
   Thomas Robson Newby Snr.
   Age 49; Fire watcher; of 4 Headlam Street. Son of Margaret and Ralph
   Newby;
   Husband of Elizabeth Newby. 25th April 1941 at 4 Headlam Street. 
   His son died during the same air-raid. 
   
   Remembered with honour
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Slide 126   
   In memory of
   
   Sidney Osborne
   Aged 42. husband of Mary Osborne of 26 Shaftoe Street. 
   25th April 1941, at Headlam Street
   
   John Henry Snell
   Aged 76,
   Husband of Clara Snell, of 24 Headlam Street, Willington Quay.
   25th April 1941 at Headlam street
   
   Martin Summerly
   Aged 48, Husband of Maud (nee Carr), of 16 Headlam Street,
   Willington Quay.
   25th April 1941, at Headlam Street
   
   Remembered with honour
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Slide 127   
   In memory of
   
   John Simpson Scott
   Aged 35; of 4 Back Headlam Street. 
   Son of Catherine Scott, of 42 Firtrees Avenue,
   and of the late Richard Scott; husband of Margaret Scott.
   25th April 1941, at 4 Back Headlam Street.
   
   Margaret Scott
   Aged 34; of 4 Back Headlam Street. 
   Wife of John Simpson Scott. 
   25th April 1941, at 4 Back Headlam Street.
   
   Robert Scott
   Aged 6; of 4 Back Headlam Street. 
   Son of John Simpson Scott and Margaret Scott. 
   Injured 25th April 1941, at 4 Back Headlam Street.
   Died 26th April 1941 at Preston Emergency Hospital.
   
   Remembered with honour
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